Wu Tang Clan – Little Ghetto Boys

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My mom was always in my ear as a kid asking “what are you going to do when you grow up!”  I never realized that it meant one day I would have to take responsibility. So you know when I heard Wu’s “Little Ghetto Boys” I was hooked like a mutha. The production is stellar using a Donnie Hathaway sample, over rugged drums. I love the intro with the female cop and Raekwon going at it, if you ask me this is one of Wu’s most slept on tracks.raekwon

Genius/GZA – Publicity

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When the beat drops you will stand in fucking awe! Gza has and always will be the god mc, his flow is that of pure mastery and lyrics that of a genius. What GZA did for Labels he does again on Publicity, naming numerous editorials and connecting them in classic GZA fashion. I will never forget when I first heard this on a mixtape someone made for me, It wasn’t the whole song but when I heard that beat come in I got the chills and still do to this day. Mathematics produced a banger on this fo real and Gza laced it perfectly.

New York Undercover

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New York Undercover was a ground breaking police drama that aired on FOX from 1994-1998. It starred Malik Yoba and Michael DeLorenzo as New York Detectives in the lead roles. The beauty of it was at the time it truly was ground breaking to see two people of color as police, further more in leading roles. A trademark of the show was the way they used a new song at the start of every episode. Each episode would start with a little back story, no words just the music as the ambiance. New York Undercover was the thing to peep on Thursday nights, I can remember going to school on Friday talking bout what happened on the show last night. It was a gritty police drama that went deep into the heart of New York and took no prisoners. You had drug runners, crocked cops, goonies (shorty’s with heat), Mafia etc. Besides capturing the rotten apple to its most inner core, NY Undercover showcased urban fashion like no other of its time. Malik and Michael rocked the flyest shit from Ralph Lauren to Armani including the newest flavor in the streets. The show also focused on the main characters personal lives deeply. JC (Malik Yoba) a single father struggling to raise his son right and Torres (Michael DeLorenzo) has a father addicted to drugs among other deep rooted family issues. The greatness lies in the connection you have for the characters, you see them at work and also at home which only deepens the connection. Ice-T guest stars a few episodes and does a fantastic job interrupting the balance, further invading the officer’s private lives as well as professional. NY Undercover is the Miami Vice of its time, the reason I say this is because Miami Vice captured the 80’s flawlessly (style/fashion/music) and NY Undercover was the same to the 90’s. This is one of the best police drama’s ever constructed only 2nd to the legendary Miami Vice. HHTT APPROVED

Sunz of Man

Sunz of Man dropped their debut “The Last Shall Be First” in 98′  The group consisted of Killah Priest, Prodigal Sunn, Hell Razah and the 60 second Assassin. 

Ann Peebles work has been sampled many times by Wu-Affiliated producers as well as Missy Elliot for her first single “the rain” below I included “Tear your Playhouse down” record is just as dope as the  Sunz of Man version.